Living with Oil and Gas and Practicing Community Conducted Science

Deborah Thomas


Deborah Thomas is an activist, citizen scientist and Wyoming resident. In this paper she describes experiences gleaned from local efforts to effect positive change and resistance to shale gas development in her own community. Meeting the challenges of development requires collaboration among community members, including farmers, rural residents, city dwellers, non-profits, doctors, scientists, and academics.   Creation of and access to scientific information are crucial.


shale gas development; scientific information; citizen science

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